LaLiga 2018/19: Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona, 5 key takeaways
- Five talking points from the 241st official El Clasico.
#4 LaLiga title race all but over
Barcelona headed into the fixture at the Bernabeu seven points clear of Atleti in second and nine points ahead of their hosts.
Real Madrid have done well to recover their previous deficit in the league, but saw all their work undone by some poor results in recent weeks.
Nevertheless, they still maintained a slim hope of triumphing in the league if they could pull off a victory here (especially as Barcelona still have to host Atletico Madrid).
However, all those hopes came crashing down as Barcelona put up some resilience to pull off the 1-0 victory at the Bernabeu.
The victory took them ten points clear of Atletico Madrid (who travel to face the high flying Real Sociedad at the notoriously difficult Anoeta stadium), while they are 12 points ahead of Real Madrid in third.
With there just being 12 rounds of matches remaining in the Spanish top flight this season, it is looking highly unlikely that Barcelona would relinquish their lead at the top which would see them successfully defend their league crown and give them their seventh title in the last ten years.